October 28th to November 5th
OPENING NIGHT EVENT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2019, 6-9 pm
Introduction Speech and Celebration (Wine & Finger Foods)
CLOSING NIGHT EVENT: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 2019, 6-9 pm
Closing Speech and Artists in Conversation (Wine & Cheese)
As one of the official Creative Partners of the Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA 2019), OCAD University will launch the exhibition Unknowable Unknowing in the Great Hall from October 28th to November 5th.
This unique the exhibition will showcase a juried selection of Drawing & Painting, and Printmaking students who have responded to the curatorial statement of the Toronto Biennial of Art.
Participating students attended a curatorial workshop with members of the public programming team from the Toronto Biennial of Art. They are also involved in experiential learning through critiques, planning, promotion and installation of the exhibition.
Students will also, organize and facilitate a talkback discussion in response to their exhibition on the evening of November 5th 6:30 to 8:30.
Launching September 21, 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. For 72 days, Toronto and surrounding areas will be transformed by free exhibitions, talks, and performances that reflect our local context while engaging with the most pressing issues of our time.
Curatorial Vision: How Are We In Relation?
“Curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien, the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art takes up the question “What does it mean to be in relation?” While the latter invites us to contemplate different kinds of “relations” and how they forge communion and ecosystems, it also provokes us to consider the ways in which we are out of relation—out of synch, disconnected, alienated. Grounded in the Indigenous, immigrant, and settler histories that have shaped what we now call Toronto, the inaugural Biennial asks us to reexamine the past to project alternative futures that expand our ways of knowing and becoming.” https://torontobiennial.org/#about